Ok, so a while back on my Facebook page I posted about seeing a barn roof done in a mosaic that was the MOST awesome thing EVER (you know aside from my husband, baby, God, etc). Now, some may have thought I was being a bit hasty, perhaps I would see something MORE awesome in the next few weeks, or even years from now, and be sad that I had wasted such an extreme declaration on a barn roof.
But NO. You see, we recently moved, as I documented in my preggo/giving birth stories. We moved from a relatively urban area to a very rural area. It forced me to give up a job I love with no prospects of finding a similar career while we are in such a rural setting. (Not many jobs for Econ/Theology Master degree holders in a town of 1,200.) Why yes, I do want to be a Stay-at-home-Mom, but perhaps in the future I would like to re-enter the workforce? Not an option here, at least not in my field or in a position any grander than coffee-house worker.
So, when I get down about being 30 minutes from a decent grocery store, 25 minutes to a run down, bug-infested hospital, an hour from anything resembling an urban/cultural setting, when I get upset that the governing church board that decides when my husband moves and where apparently takes NO account whatsoever for the spouse’s career or need to work in a field that doesn’t make her think she wasted 6 years earning two degrees and spending thousands of dollars to do so, I remind myself that I live 20 minutes from THE most awesome thing ever:
Why yes, I know EXACTLY what you are thinking, surely this is a sign that tells me a family of leprechauns has a unicorn farm 20 minutes from me and I am THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD.
And then that reminds me how blessed I am overall. To have an amazing baby and family, to live in a quiet country setting with a house 5 blocks from one of the largest and cleanest lakes in Indiana. To make a go at this Stay-at-home-Mom thing, something I have really wanted for a very long time. And worse case scenario, that financially I have to find some type of employment, that there are worse things than being a coffee-house barista. (Just think of all the over caffeinated inspired posts I would write!)
AND that I have a husband who drove back with our camera to get me a picture of this to share with you all. Which reminds me I am blessed to have readers that read my random ramblings and support me in my journey. I’m hoping to infiltrate the unicorn farm and post pictures soon! 😉